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Patient rights

In Austria, patients can essentially invoke the following patient rights:

Law

legal basis

to be informed

act on medical profession

to be conscientiously looked after

act on medical profession
to be asked before a treatment or surgical intervention (even "minor" surgery), if you agree (declaration of consent)criminal code, hospital act
on human dignity and recognition of maturity

constiution, generell code of civil law

that the treating persons or the administrators of the medical data remain discreet

data protection act, act on medical profession

on social assistance

diverse social assistance acts of federal provinces

to report or accuse medical errors

convention of human rights, constitution

to notify personal injuries, torments, negligences etc.

general code of civil law, convention of human rights, act on medical profession

on first aid

penal law,  act on medical profession, hospital act

on social assistance before discharge from the hospital

hospital act

for help or advice from the ombudsman

diverse social assistance acts of federal provinces